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A form of punishment or torture in former times in which the victim was hoisted by a rope, usually by his hands tied behind him, and allowed to fall to the length of the rope, whch did not reach the ground and so caused a painful jerk. Also see squasation.
"We used strappado on him."
by DiiKaBaKa January 25, 2004

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